The Must Issue

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Must Movie of the Year: The Coen brothers make a beauty with Oscar Isaac.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The $87,500 Christmas card.


M: The $87,500 Christmas Card

There are two shockingly expensive forms of written communication in the contemporary world — one is the Billionaire’s Christmas card.

clock November 26, 2013Pola Debevoise

Joaquin Phoenix, in high-waisted pants, stars in the new Spike Jonze joint, Her.

Fashion Features

M: Spike Jonze Reimagines Tomorrow in ‘Her’

With “Her”, director Spike Jonze and costume designer Casey Storm have built a more interesting world.

clock November 26, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fox Umbrella and Church's City Line Eastcote Wing Tip Shoe.

Fashion Features

M: The Must List Gift Guide

Behold the items and accessories, from axe to umbrella, from sunscreen to sneaker, specially selected by the M squad.

clock November 26, 2013Alex Badia

Courtney Love


M: Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

Courtney Love, George Wayne, Michael Musto, Minnie Driver, and many more notables and quotables weigh in on what to give and receive.

clock November 26, 2013George Gurley and Nate Freeman

Ariel and Shimon Ovadia, wearing their own collection, at their Soho showroom and office.

Designer and Luxury

M: The Brothers Ovadia

How a pair of Brooklyn underdogs made the move from garmento to designer.

clock November 26, 2013Matthew Schneier

The made-over author at Freemans Sporting Club.


M: From Scruff to Buff

A reporter who never gave much thought to fashion heads to Freemans Sporting Club, an all-purpose style emporium in New York City, for a head-to-toe makeover.

clock November 26, 2013Leon Neyfakh

A roll of fabric that will be made into luxurious cravats.


M: The Making of the Hermès Tie

This is how it’s done, from the ateliers of Lyon to the shop window.

clock November 26, 2013Tom Teodorczuk

Fashion Features

M: Editor’s Letter — Our Guide to the Season

Welcome to our Must Issue! With it we commemorate the year-end holiday mood with an extended Must List.

clock November 26, 2013Peter Kaplan

Jarrod Scott in Thomas Pink's cotton boxers ($50).

Fashion Features

M: The 24-Hour Man

A day and night of high style. Follow our well-appointed urban prince — played by Jarrod Scott — from daybreak to dusk and beyond.

clock November 26, 2013Alex Badia

Nick Lowe


M: The Style and Substance of Nick Lowe

The pop music genius has managed to age gracefully in an industry that makes a fetish of youth.

clock November 26, 2013Jim Windolf

Oscar Isaac in Levi's cotton denim shirt, $68.


M: Inside Oscar Isaac

The Coen brothers hand a rising star the most fascinating role of his career. He still hasn’t quite shaken it.

clock November 26, 2013Alex Badia and Lynn Hirschberg


Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock 3hTianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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